3-D Printing Company Confiscates Wiki Weapon Project’s Printer

A project aimed at producing a 3-D printed handgun stalls when the company that provided its printer rescinds its lease.

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The Wiki Weapon Project–the attempt by University of Texas law school student Cody Wilson to develop a 3-D printable handgun and distribute its digital design file across the Web–is under fire. Stratasys, the maker of the 3-D printer the project’s backers hoped to use to prototype its designs, has reclaimed the printer they originally sent to Wilson, citing Wilson’s lack of a federal firearms manufacturing license and the company’s right to rescind any lease if it believes its printers will be used for unlawful activity.

This whole controversy exists in a huge legal gray area, but for now it looks like the Wiki Weapon is stalled.

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